Young stars hit out at Casuarina
WITH their tennis heroes doing battle this week on courts from Perth to Royal Pines, Tweed youngsters have taken to the courts at Casuarina Beach for the second staging of the Playtennis Tournament.
The five-day round-robin event began yesterday with more than 40 players taking part.
"It's still early days, but it's growing," tournament organiser Rhys McDougall said of the event being played on the sythentic grass courts at the Casuarina Beach Rec Club.
McDougall said the tournament had attracted some of the region's leading junior players, who are competing in age divisions ranging from nine-and-under through to 15-and-under.
"There are quite a few good players here and quite a few are playing tournament level," he said.
Kayla Davison emerged as the star on day one with victory in the under-11 final.
Davison downed Rory Young in the decider after earlier overcoming Tom Whitlock in the semi-final. Young sealed his place in the final with a narrow win over Lauren Hutchinson in their semi-final.
Play continues today with the under-9 division on court.